Eye Position Interface for the Manus ManipulatorBy Cheetham B.A.Sc., Anastasia; Milner Ph.D., P.Eng., Morris; Verburg M.A., Geb; Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; The Hugh MacMillan Rehabilitation Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Rehabilitation R & D Progress Reports, 1995, Vol 33
(Pages: 142-143) Publication Date: June 1996
This article describes a project to evaluate the feasibility of using eye position information to control the MANUS manipulator arm, a wheelchair-mounted robotic arm. The user operates the robotic arm by gazing at a specific area on the interface display, computer software maps eye position, and the corresponding MANUS robot command is activated. The investigators report their results and comment on the suitability of the system for users with limited or no hand function. Comparison is made with the Nintendo Hands-Free Controller, a chin-operated joystick, and the Spaceball, an isometric joystick.
Assistive Products Discussed: ASSISTIVE ROBOTIC MANIPULATOR (ARM)
Published by: VA Rehabilitation Research & Development Service (Website:http://www.rehab.research.va.gov)
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